McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP > Munich, Germany > Firm Profile

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP
NYMPHENBURGER STRASSE 3
80355 MUNICH
Germany

Real estate and construction > Real estate Tier 1

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP is ‘a full-service law firm that covers all areas of the real estate industry‘, including interfacing matters with capital markets law, investment law and restructuring. Particularly the team’s impressive restructuring practice recently gained momentum, with the advice on the sale of the real estate portfolio of the ailing department store chain Galeria Kaufhof. The team is ‘very well positioned, especially for transactions, including large-scale transactions‘ and most recently expanded its advice in the areas of transactions and project developments in the asset categories housing and logistics. Practice head Jens Ortmanns focuses on advising family offices and other investors on real estate transactions, project developments, joint ventures, leasing and financing. Ulrich Flege and Maximilian Clostermeyer regularly support large portfolio transactions as well as transactions by way of share deals, asset deals and joint venture structures. Frank Müller advises at the interface with investment law and Holger Weiß specialises in real estate financing and refinancing, project developments and questions of commercial tenancy law.

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Testimonials

‘Not only top legal, but also a very pragmatic and entrepreneurial approach. Great understanding of service, integration of other legal experts works smoothly, but unlike other law firms, there is no impression that it is about cross-selling.’

‘The real estate law practice area is particularly well positioned for transactions, including large ones. They are able to quickly staff all relevant subject areas with technically well-qualified lawyers and, even with time-demanding tasks, quickly find the manpower required to deliver well-founded and solution-oriented results in tight time windows.’

‘We have primarily worked with Dr. Ortmanns, who is characterized by an extraordinarily high level of commitment and availability and, in addition to legal know-how, also has a very pronounced understanding of economic and technical issues. With this combination, he regularly delivers legally sound solutions that are both practical and very solution-oriented.’

‘Dr. Holger Weiß + Team: Excellent in competence, customer friendliness, sovereignty, accuracy, speed, thoroughness, reliability.’

‘A full-service law firm that covers all areas of the real estate industry. Extremely resilient and persistent, with a great deal of sensitivity for the essentials. In tricky situations with a clear opinion and strategy.’

‘Extremely analytical and clear approach. Clear recommendations are given and there is a close exchange of information. At night, at weekends, no problem – the main thing is that the customer is satisfied and the deal can be completed.’

Key clients

Art-Invest Real Estate

DIC Asset AG

Die Developer

Douglas

FIEGE Logistik Holding Stiftung & Co. KG

Fortuna Düsseldorf

GALERIA Karstadt Kaufhof

Imfarr Beteiligungs GmbH

NRW.Bank

SIGNA

Tresono Family Office

Work highlights

  • Advising the SIGNA Group on the acquisition of the GALERIA Kaufhof real estate portfolio from Hudson’s Bay Capital and subsequent transactions.
  • Advising Imfarr Beteiligungs GmbH on an off-market deal with SN Beteiligungen Holding AG for the acquisition of the Silberturm in Frankfurt am Main.  
  • Advising the FOND OF NEW CAMPUS GmbH on the project development The Ship in Cologne-Ehrenfeld, described as the most digital office development in Germany.

Industry focus > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP ‘s team experienced significant change in 2021: Rüdiger Herrmann as well as Jochen Eimer moved to Squire Patton Boggs in January and counsel Alicia Hong left the practice for BioNTech, whereas counsel Karolin Hiller joined Hogan Lovells International LLP in March. In Frankfurt, counsel Monika Emilia Richter is now the key contact responsible for the close cooperation of both offices, with increasing support from counsel Deniz Tschammler. Practice head Stephan Rau (Munich) and Nadine Hartung (Munich) successfully expanded the client roster with several new clients from both the healthcare and life sciences sectors. Clients from the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology areas are also supported with regulatory and data protection expertise. Another strength of the firm is its international network. The German group’s cooperation with offices in France, Great Britain and the US is increasing due to demand from pharmaceutical, medical device and online health service providers.

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Testimonials

‘Stephan Rau and Nadine Hartung perfectly implemented the combined advice on M&A and medical law.’

‘Stephan Rau: Good overview of health law and M&A, deep understanding of the commercial background of transactions. Nadine Hartung: Excellent M&A lawyer. The contracts read very well and do not unnecessarily frighten the other side. Very solid and comprehensive advice – and always cleanly draws the cross-connections to medical law. Sylvia Petereit-Kemter: Very solid advice on medical law, always solution-oriented.’

‘We receive excellent support from McDermott. We have a team on our side that knows our market and competitive environment very well and is familiar with all types. McDermott’s industry knowledge and experience clearly sets them apart from competitors I have worked with in the past.’

‘Deniz Tschammler and Jana Grieb are characterized by excellent expertise in clinical trial law and medical device law. The advice is excellent and well-founded. Deniz Tschammler gets to the heart of difficult negotiations quickly and has practical, implementable solutions. He is flexible in terms of time, very committed and always easy to reach.’

‘The team around Monika Richter and Deniz Tschammler offers an exceptional combination of industry expertise in the healthcare sector and deal experience.’

‘With his result-oriented manner, Deniz Tschammler delivers the desired results in an efficient manner and selflessly and skilfully ignores unnecessary tips from inferior negotiating partners.’

‘The McDermott team has a pragmatic, business-centric approach to consulting, which is important to us. They don’t sell you more than necessary either, which we appreciate.’

‘Very pragmatic, agile and practical approach with at the same time outstanding quality in terms of legal advice, a very well-founded overview of the market and enormous commitment when it comes to supporting the client. Great sense of the ‘right’ tone to effectively move forward in negotiations.’

Key clients

Ajax Health

Charité und Labor Berlin

Softhale N.V.

Dialyse Service

Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof

Greenpeak

Lungpacer

Medicover

Myonex

Santen

Work highlights

  • Representing the shareholders and Softhale NV in negotiations with various bidders and the sale of the company to Sino Biopharm for $110 million plus unlimited milestones.
  • Advising Merck KgaA in negotiations with Neuroloop, Aesculap and B. Braun on a joint cooperation in the area of development and commercialization of a novel, implantable medical device for the treatment of neurological diseases.  
  • Advising GREENPEAK Partners Advisory GmbH on a majority stake in the St. Vinzenz-Klinik Pfronten im Allgäu GmbH for the ACADEMIA Group.

Industry focus > Telecoms Tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP's strength is advising on interface mandates between telecommunications, media, data protection and IT. Practice heads Wolfgang Freiherr Raitz von Frentz and Ralf Weisser and their team convince with their longstanding industry-specific experience in transactions, in advising on strategic projects as well as in contentious proceedings, both nationally and internationally in joint cooperation with the firm's global network. The expertise includes mobile communications law, landline and broadband law, but also outsourcing, digitisation and licensing issues. Since 2020, the firm has a LegalTech Academy, which focuses on decision-making and document automation processes.

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Key clients

Deutsche Telekom AG

HD.Hospitality GmbH

IP Deutschland/ RTL Interactive

ProSiebenSat1 Media SE

RTL Television

Corint Media

Deutschlandradio

Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG

Telekonnekt GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advice to Telekonnekt on the sale of connectors, the introduction of new specialist applications in the field of e-health and in the dispute with the supplier of the connectors and specialist services as well as with shareholders of Telekonnekt GmbH.
  • Successful representation of RTL Television against NetCologne in proceedings before the arbitration board of the DPMA in a dispute on the question of how the distribution of TV programs in the IPTV sector is to be classified legally and how IPTV is to be remunerated.
  • Successful representation of ProSiebenSat.1 and the fashion house Fussl in a referral procedure before the ECJ on the ban of regionally different advertising blocks in the context of nationwide television programs.

Information technology > IT transactions and outsourcing Tier 3

IT outsourcing is one of McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP's mainstays. The team around Ralf Weisser and Wolfgang von Frentz advises large national and international companies on various transactions as well as IT and business process outsourcing; notably, Weisser assisted Telefónica Germany with complex IT outsourcing contract negotiations while von Frentz advises on new business model developments as well as the development and marketing of OTT platforms.

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Testimonials

‘McDermott brings a great deal of expertise to assessing a situation and considering the course of action. Overall, the team covers all aspects very well by bringing special areas (process vs. legal assessment and business implications) together well. Also, the quality of work is very high, so no points are dropped and documents can quickly be reconciled with few iterations.’

‘In addition to his very high level of legal competence, Ralf Weisser also understands the implementation and the goals of the clients. In this way, the best possible solution is negotiated and achieved under given circumstances.’

Key clients

Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG

HD.Hospitality GmbH (Digital-Tochterunternehmen der Metro-Gruppe)

ZWILLING JA Henckels AG

Telekonnekt GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising Telefónica on complex IT outsourcing contracts.
  • Advising Orion Engineered Carbons GmbH on a software-as-a-service contract for an Industry 4.0 software solution for the analysis of production data.
  • Advice to Zwilling JA Hanckels AG in connection with the takeover of a software development commissioned by Zwilling in 2018 to create an app for connecting various kitchen appliances.

Media > Entertainment Tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP impresses with its holistic advice offering, a global firm network and 'excellent industry knowledge', which often surfaces in program distribution matters and litigation, whereby the team also successfully assists with transactions, license agreements and regulatory issues. In a notable highlight, the group represented ProSiebenSat.1 in preliminary proceedings before the ECJ in relation to advertising breaks; the matter was led by co-practice head Wolfgang von Frentz with the 'competent, precise and helpful' Christian Masch also being involved. Ralf Weisser co-heads the practice and primarily advises on projects relating to digital television, fibre optics, mobile networks and M2M communication.

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Testimonials

‘Fast, precise, careful, competent.’

‘Wolfgang von Frentz: Great experience, fast, accurate, helpful. Christian Masch: competent, precise and helpful.’

‘The team is characterized by excellent industry knowledge, accessibility and pragmatism.’

‘Ralf Weisser advises very solution- and business-oriented. He is very pragmatic and easily accessible. He is also characterized by a high degree of pragmatism and industry experience. I have worked with him on many occasions and can recommend him unreservedly.’

Key clients

IP Deutschland/ RTL Interactive

ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG

RTL Television

Corint Media (formerly: VG Media)

RTL II

HD.Hospitality GmbH

Sport1 Medien AG

Deutschlandradio

Work highlights

  • Successful representation of ProSiebenSat.1 and fashion house Fussl in preliminary proceedings before the ECJ, in which it is asserted that the ban on regionally different advertising blocks in the context of nationwide television programs is contrary to European law.
  • Successful representation of RTL Television against EWETEL and NetCologne in two proceedings before the arbitration board of the DPMA related to the question of how the distribution of TV programs in the IPTV sector is to be classified legally.
  • Advice to Deutschlandradio on the implementation of the settlement with Vodafone subsidiary Unitymedia.

Public sector > Commercial administrative law Tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP's public law practice advises both companies and the public sector on constitutional and administrative law, municipal tax law, gambling law, commercial law, traffic law and budgetary law. The team recently represented clients from the retail, catering and event industries with a large number of administrative court proceedings relating to the Corona Protection Ordinance. Practice head Alexa Ningelgen 'is an excellent lawyer in the field of commercial administrative law' and is significantly supported by counsel Antje Weiss.

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Testimonials

‘Professionally very strong, very well-established team with fast reaction times. Good eye for relevant risks, more pragmatic than most other public law consultants.’

‘Alexa Ningelgen: Very present and readily available, excellent view of relevant risks and the right way to avoid them, more assertive than most competitors, pleasantly analytical and structured approach. Antje Weiss: Technically very strong, proceeds thoughtfully and meticulously, avoids surprises in the process.’

‘Mrs. Ningelgen and Ms. Niemeier are particularly outstanding, their expertise and commitment are well-founded and inspiring.’

‘Alexa Ningelgen – very knowledgeable and pragmatic.’

‘Dr. Alexa Ningelgen is an excellent lawyer in the field of commercial administrative law and works in a goal-oriented manner for her clients.’

‘Alexa Ningelgen has a wide range of expertise and a good eye for the essential issues. Great response time. Antje Weiss works very precisely from a legal point of view and is a very good contact person. Associate Lene Niemeier is also convincing.’

‘The team knows the particular requirements of the client and does not work with model solutions, but rather bases recommendations for action on the underlying parameters. In this way, the consulting services, both in relation to the overall projects and for specific individual questions, are not only of high quality, but are also characterized by their success in practical use.’

‘Information comes quickly and in a unique quality.’

Key clients

Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH

Stadt Düsseldorf

GALERIA Karstadt Kaufhof GmbH

KaDeWe Group GmbH

Karstadt Sports GmbH

Löwen Entertainment GmbH

SportScheck GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising the city of Düsseldorf in connection with the market entry of UBER and Clevershuttle in Düsseldorf, including representation in various administrative procedures and advice on very specific issues in connection with merger control issues on the occasion of Stadtwerke Düsseldorf AG’s participation in Clevershuttle.
  • Advising and representing GALERIA Karstadt Kaufhof GmbH in a large number of court proceedings against almost all Covid-19-related closure orders for its department stores (150 branches in all 16 federal states).
  • Ongoing advice and representation of Löwen Entertainment GmbH and its subsidiaries on all questions of gambling law, especially in connection with the installation of devices and online products.

Restructuring and insolvency > Restructuring Tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP advises on the entire spectrum of restructuring and insolvency-related scenarios with strong sector expertise in the retail industry, making branch portfolio adjustments as well as out-of-court restructuring and liquidations key elements of its practice. The group is also experienced in the automotive, fashion, media and renewable energy industries. The range of services includes protective shield proceedings, distressed M&A, insolvency plans as well as the examination, enforcement of and defence against liability, avoidance and other payment claims as well as of rights of separation and preferential treatment. Practice heads Uwe Goetker and Matthias Kampshoff regularly advise on financing structures, while Kampshoff also assists with crisis and insolvency-related transactions. Marc Oberhardt is a key contact for protective shield proceedings, self-administration, insolvency plan proceedings and debt restructuring. Distressed M&A specialist Björn Biehl made partner in early 2021.

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Testimonials

‘Advice is always given at senior level and response times are short. You always have a contact person who also coordinates the other departments internally or, if necessary, the preliminary work of external colleagues.’

‘Dr. Matthias Kampshoff: Extremely experienced and negotiating colleague.’

‘The colleagues are always precise and uncomplicated when it comes to implementation.’

‘Dr. Marc Oberhardt and Dr. Matthias Kampshoff are solution-oriented and always give recommendations that can be implemented. Even when analyzing complex issues, her writings are understandable and to the point.’

‘High economic competence. Fast, careful work.’

‘Dr. Matthias Kampshoff is very pleasant at work. He has very good knowledge of insolvency law.’

‘With Dr I have worked together with Kampshoff on several occasions. In particular, his pleasant way of working together should be emphasized – above all, he thinks very economically.’

Key clients

Borgers Gruppe

Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof

van Laack Gruppe

Edelmann Group

SIGNA Gruppe

Work highlights

  • Advising the global German automotive supplier Borgers on the financial restructuring.
  • Representation of Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof GmbH in connection with the protective shield proceedings and the restructuring as well as within the framework of the financing by the Economic Stabilization Fund.
  • Advising the van Laack Group on the acquisition of parts of the branch portfolio of the insolvent Sor Rusche GmbH.

Corporate and M&A > Corporate Tier 4

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP offers ‘excellent professional and timely support’, which is evident in regular instructions from large and medium-sized companies, family businesses and family offices as well as listed companies. The key topics includes reorganisations, conversions, joint venture formations and matters at the interface with insolvency, restructuring, tax and capital markets law. The team, led by Clemens Just, focuses on the sectors real estate, retail, healthcare, media, automotive and food.

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Testimonials

‘Both on the level of the partners as well as on the level of the employees of MWE always excellent technical and timely support for all questions on national and international corporate law issues.’

‘Philipp Grenzebach: Always very fast, targeted and tailor-made support; excellent international network; very good integration of other lawyers from other areas of law, also internationally.’

‘Mr Just has a very pleasant and no-nonsense approach to legal issues.’

Key clients

SIGNA Group

Apontis Pharma AG

Friedrich Vorwerk SE

Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof

Union Park Capital

Bilfinger SE

EMH Partners

CWS-boco International GmbH

Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Albufeira Investment GmbH

Celanese Group

Coty Inc.

Pfeifer & Langen Group

Nagel Group

PMH-Gruppe

Event Hotel Group

CirComp Group

Walterscheid Group

Volkswagen Financial Services AG

Sport 1 Medien AG

TechniSat

Merck KGaA

Work highlights

  • Advising SIGNA on the establishment of a new joint venture with the Harng Central Group for the acquisition of Magazine zum Globus AG, the leading department store chain in Switzerland.
  • Advice to Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof on internal group restructuring, including the integration of SportScheck and the restructuring-related founding of the largest German department store group.
  • Corporate law advice to Coty Inc. on the international reorganization of the group.

Information technology > Information technology and digitalisation Tier 4

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP advises German medium-sized companies as well as international corporations, often from the TMT industries, as well as financial institutions on a wide range of IT issues such as contracts and regulatory matters while acting both in advisory as well as forensic capacity. Wolfgang von Frentz is considered a TMT and data protection expert and specializes in the development of IT systems to optimize production and sales among other things; he jointly heads the practice with Ralf Weisser, who frequently assists with industry 4.0 matters, connectivity, cloud computing and online shopping.

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Testimonials

‘Wolfgang von Frentz and his team are extremely competent.’

Key clients

Denios AG

ProSiebenSat1 Media SE

Intersnack Group GmbH & Co. KG

Unister

Deutsche Telekom AG

HD.Hospitality GmbH

IP Deutschland/ RTL Interactive

SURFTOWN Hallbergmoos GmbH

ZWILLING J.A. Henckels AG

Telekonnekt GmbH

GFK SE

Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG

Orion Engineered Carbons GmbH

RTL Television

Work highlights

  • Advising Orion Engineered Carbons GmbH on a software-as-a-service contract for an industry 4.0 software solution for the analysis of production data. Further contract drafting for the transition to AWS cloud solutions via a reseller and service provider, AllClouds, as well as an enterprise agreement with AWS.
  • Representing Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG in a dispute with Atos Information Technology GmbH regarding cost recovery for third parties and smooth transformation to new service providers after the foreseeable termination of one of the largest first-generation IT outsourcing contracts at the time.
  • Advising SURFTOWN Hallbergmoos GmbH on a contract for the design and purchase of technology for the first large artificial surf park in Germany.

Corporate and M&A > M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m) Tier 5

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLPhas excellent specialist knowledge in the area of corporate law and M&A’ and primarily advises large medium-sized companies, family companies and family offices from various sectors. Due to its international network, the team is also well positioned for European and US mandates. M&A and joint venture specialist Norbert Schulte is part of the team led by Clemens Just.

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Testimonials

‘McDermott Will & Emery provides legal advice of the highest quality.’

‘They are responsive, always offer fast turnaround times and all the lawyers I have worked with are very reliable and competent.’

‘On projects that required cross-border elements, the firm has excellent international resources that have been invaluable. The international cooperation is very good, as the firm can draw on an extensive network of lawyers for a large number of cross-border matters.’

‘Especially Clemens Just is an extremely competent lawyer who understands the challenges of in-house teams, puts the needs of the clients first and helps me to make the right decisions. I appreciate both his strategic advice, his determination to get things done and his extremely pleasant personality. He is approachable and a consummate professional, highly experienced in corporate law and M&A, knowledgeable and highly motivated.’

Key clients

SIGNA Group

Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof

Union Park Capital

Bilfinger SE

EMH Partners

CWS-boco International GmbH

Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Albufeira Investment GmbH

Celanese Group

Coty Inc.

Pfeifer & Langen Group

Nagel Group

PMH-Gruppe

Event Hotel Group

CirComp Group

Walterscheid Group

Volkswagen Financial Services AG

Sport 1 Medien AG

TechniSat

Merck KGaA

Work highlights

  • Advising SIGNA on the establishment of a new joint venture with the Harng Central Group for the acquisition of the magazine zum Globus AG for €1.1 billion.
  • Advising SIGNA Sports United GmbH on the merger with Yucaipa Acquisition Corporation, a listed Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC).
  • Representing the shareholders of the pharmaceutical company Softhale NV in negotiations with various bidders and in the sale of the company to Sino Biopharm for $110 million.

Dispute resolution > Arbitration (including international arbitration) Tier 5

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP's arbitration team assists national and international companies with commercial disputes as well as investment protection matters, with a special focus on international investment proceedings, and hereby acts as arbitrator and party representative in proceedings according to various arbitration rules. The group focuses on the construction, infrastructure and energy as well as on the banking and finance sectors. The leading trio consists of Boris Uphoff, Thomas Hauss and Arne Fuchs.

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Testimonials

‘Great team spirit between partners. Teams pass balls and work efficiently.’

‘Arne Fuchs is a first-class consultant who, in addition to sound legal advice, always thinks economically and entrepreneurially.’

‘We have worked successfully with Arne Fuchs.’

‘McDermott Will & Emery’s lawyers are client-oriented and provide good, practical arbitration management. Their ability to articulate the defense strategy in relation to proceedings is very good. All in all they are very professional and use all their skills to achieve the client’s goals.’

‘I was particularly impressed with Arne Fuchs. His legal skills are outstanding. He has a solid understanding of international (arbitration) law.’

Arne Fuchs is very thorough and professional, especially in the preparation of client briefs. Every detail is illuminated by him. He has excellent skills in preparing the witnesses.’

‘Mr. Fuchs is an assertive lawyer who can adapt very quickly to new developments in arbitration proceedings. Excellent at conducting hearings with strong communication skills to referees and the opposition. He stays calm, even when the other side flares up.’

Key clients

Republik Nordmazedonien

Work highlights

  • Representing a DAX30 company in an investment arbitration against an African state in connection with investments.
  • Defending an Eastern European country in an investment arbitration regarding alleged investments.

Intellectual property > Patent litigation Tier 5

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP focuses on the automotive, electronics, chemicals and healthcare sectors and also impresses in cross-border mandates thanks to the firm’s international network. In addition to patent infringement and nullity proceedings, practice group heads Boris Uphoff (Munich, Düsseldorf) and Henrik Holzapfel (Düsseldorf) are also well versed in licensing disputes.

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Key clients

Barberàn SA

ELOKON

Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH

Huvepharma EOOD

Kanzler Verfahrenstechnik GmbH

Paul Hartmann AG

pure11 GmbH

Samsung Display

Scolmore International Ltd.

Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.

Work highlights

  • Successful representation of Kanzler Verfahrenstechnik GmbH in a series of patent litigation against Technip France and Solvay SA

Private equity > Transactions Tier 5

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP's 'well-established team' is well positioned to advise on matters related to employment, tax, TMT and public law and thus holistically assists private equity investors with national and international mid-cap transactions. The group acts across various sectors, but has special know-how in the real estate and healthcare industries. Nikolaus von Jacobs heads the practice, which also includes Michael Cziesla, who specializes in regulated industries, as well as healthcare sector expert Stephan Rau. Tobias Koppmann is also part of the core team and comprehensively covers PE and M&A.

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Testimonials

‘Holistic expertise in international transactions to cover all aspects of a deal as a team.’

‘Partner very close to the customer/ mandate. Goes the extra mile (even beyond classic legal issues).’

‘Dr. Tobias Koppmann: Very flexible, open to innovative/ out-of-the-box solutions.’

‘Rehearsed team.’

‘Tobias Koppmann clearly stands out technically.’

‘Good reputation and good expertise.’

‘Dr. Stephan Rau and Dr. Nadine Hartung perfectly implemented the combined advice on M&A and medical law.’

‘Carsten Böhm: Good support, high quality of advice.’

Key clients

Investcorp Technology Partners

Apax Capital Partners LLP

Ardian

Gimv NV

CSP

KSK Beteiligungsmanagement GmbH

Silverfleet Capital

089 Immobilienmanagement GmbH

VR Equitypartner

Main Capital Partners GmbH

Windjammer Capital (samt Portfoliounternehmen The Hilsinger Company)

karriere tutor GmbH

iPoint-systems GmbH

GREENPEAK Partners Advisory GmbH

Ampersand Capital Partners

Work highlights

  • Advising Investcorp Technology Partners on the sale of cybersecurity company Avira to NortonLifeLock Inc..
  • Advising Gimv on an internal restructuring; Advice on the intended acquisition of the country bakery; and advising private equity firms Gimv and CSP as members of a consortium of investors led by EMERAM Capital Partners on their growth investment in digital company sofatutor.
  • Regulatory and industry-specific advice to Apax Capital Partners LLP on transactions in the field of diagnostics and strategic issues of the laboratory service provider Unilabs.

Germany > Employment Tier 6

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP focuses on collective employment law – with corresponding expertise demonstrated by practice head Volker Teigelkötter. The team is regularly instructed by companies of all sizes and is well versed in matters pertaining to individual employment law. In addition to ongoing advice, other key topics include remuneration systems, restructuring projects including staff reductions and negotiations on reconciliation of interests and social plans, as well as matters pertaining to compliance and the use of external staff. A recent upwards trend was the advice on data protection and related mandates.

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Testimonials

‘Very competent and service-oriented lawyers. They have excellent legal knowledge and can also use their knowledge very well in practice.’

‘Dr. Philipp Schäuble is committed and very reliable. Together with his team, he can also deal with complex orders very competently at short notice and is a valued negotiating partner for everyone involved because of his calm and balanced manner.’

‘Outstanding expertise in labor law, especially in complicated outsourcing transactions.’

‘Dr. Christian Rolf: Very high level of expertise combined with very good service.’

‘Dr. Volker Teigelkötter: Very well-founded and at the same time very pragmatic.’

‘Dr. Christian Rolf is an enrichment as a consultant on labor law issues, especially at the interface with corporate law. Clear in the matter and the content management, straightforward in the coordination and communication – he always shows practical solutions as an alternative to legal (im)possibility.’

‘Extraordinary customer orientation, high entrepreneurship and service orientation in the team.’

Extraordinarily capable team in all legal facets (also bordering on employment law).’

Key clients

1&1 Versatel Deutschland GmbH

Audi AG

BayernLB

DMG MORI Group

Kemna Gruppe

Metro AG

MVV Energie AG

Praxair Surface Technologies

Savills

The TUM Campus Heilbronn gGmbH

trivago N.V.

United Internet AG

United Internet AG

Wüsthoff

Yangfeng

Yazaki Europe Limited

Zwilling-Gruppe

Work highlights

  • Advising United Internet AG on a redesign of the remuneration system, on home office and on the design and termination of service contracts with the corporate bodies of the group companies.
  • Ongoing employment law advice to 1&1 Versatel Deutschland GmbH; Most recently, advice on Covid-19 issues, the reorganization of the technical area and the merger of the two locations in the Ruhr area.
  • Employment law advice to trivago NV, in particular on reorganization issues and various topics related to the Covid-19 crisis.

Germany > Tax Tier 6

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Banking and finance > Real estate finance

Real estate companies such as SIGNA, federal state banks and real estate investments companies instruct McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP to advise on acquisition and project finance across various asset classes.
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The firm: McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. Our team works seamlessly across practices, industries and more than 20 locations to deliver highly effective—and often unexpected—solutions that propel success. More than 1,200+ lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve.

Areas of practice: The firm’s Munich office exemplifies the firm’s commitment to serve clients in Germany, Europe and beyond. Through an integrated practice, the lawyers in Munich provide legal counselling to multinational enterprises and foreign clients with interests in Germany and in Europe, as well as to Germany’s public and private enterprises, including its Mittelstand. The team collaborates with McDermott’s other offices and works alongside closely associated international law firms to offer pragmatic and creative solutions to all clients’ legal issues.

The Munich lawyers have extensive experience handling complex and sophisticated international transactions and matters, and advise on the many issues that arise in connection with the clients’ day-to-day operations. McDermott’s team in Munich advises clients across a broad array of legal issues. The lawyers consult on corporate law and compliance matters, complex national and international transactions, public takeovers of listed companies, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, management buyouts (MBOs and LBOs), venture capital, M&A, initial public offerings, refinancing, recapitalisation and restructuring. The Munich team provides comprehensive advice in the healthcare, medical, hospital and pharmaceutical sectors, advising on corporate, regulatory and competition law, and has managed numerous investment projects in the outpatient and inpatient healthcare sector. The lawyers advise on telecommunication, media and technology (TMT) and intellectual property matters in European, and German trade mark law, unfair competition, copyright law, patent, utility and design models, and represent clients on a regular basis in disputes regarding trade marks and domains. The firm’s tax advisors work across disciplines and can ensure legal tax advice independent of auditing services, which is mandatory not only in the US (Sarbanes-Oxley Act), but also for listed companies in Germany (Accounting Control Act – Bilanzrechtskontrollgesetz) and other European countries.

The team and individual lawyers are recognised for the quality, consistency and creativity of their legal counsel. As part of a global, full-service law firm, the lawyers of the Munich office are prepared to help clients wherever their business interests take them.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate Christian von Sydow
Corporate Dr Carsten Böhm
Corporate Dr Nikolaus von Jacobs
Health Dr Stephan Rau
Intellectual property Dr Boris Uphoff
Intellectual property Dr Wolfgang von Frentz
Intellectual property Dr Ralf Weisser
Intellectual property Dr Christian Masch
Media, entertainment and press Dr Ralf Weisser
Media, entertainment and press Dr Wolfgang von Frentz
Media, entertainment and press Dr Christian Masch
Media, entertainment and press Dr Claus Färber
Labor and employment Dr Volker Teigelkötter
Information technology Dr Wolfgang von Frentz
Information technology Dr Ralf Weisser
Information technology Dr Christian Masch
Information technology Dr Claus Färber
Private equity Dr Nikolaus von Jacobs
Taxation Dr Dirk Pohl
Taxation Dr Gero Burwitz
Taxation Dr Annette Keller
Telecoms Dr Ralf Weisser
Telecoms Dr Wolfgang von Frentz
Telecoms Dr Chritian Masch
Telecoms Dr Claus Färber
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Carsten Böhm photoDr Jur Carsten BöhmCarsten Böhm is a partner, he advises clients in international and national…
Gero Burwitz photoDr Jur Gero BurwitzPartner and a member a of the Tax Department. His practice focuses…
Wolfgang Freiherr Raitz von Frentz photoDr Jur Wolfgang Freiherr Raitz von FrentzWolfgang is partner and co-head of the German telecom, media and technology…
Tobias Koppmann photoDr Tobias KoppmannPartner Tobias Koppmann advises clients on cross-border and domestic corporate transactions, with…
Christian Masch photoDr Jur Christian MaschChristian is a partner, he focuses his practice in information technology (IT), intellectual…
Dirk Pohl photoDr Jur Dirk PohlDirk Pohl is a partner, head of the Munich office and the…
Stephan Rau photoDr Jur Stephan RauStephan Rau is a partner, he focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions (M&A)…
Philipp Schäuble photoDr Philipp SchäubleDr. Philipp Schaeuble focuses his practice on Employment Law, advising national and…
Deniz Tschammler photoDr Deniz TschammlerDeniz specializes on complex legal, commercial and strategic projects in the health…
Boris Uphoff photoDr Jur Boris UphoffBoris Uphoff is a partner and member of the Intellectual Property, Media &…
Ralf Weisser photoDr Jur Ralf WeisserRalf Weisser is a partner and co-head of the German Telecom, Media and…
Nikolaus von Jacobs photoDr Jur Nikolaus von JacobsPartner Nikolaus von Jacobs advises private equity funds and German industrial players…
Christian von Sydow photoDr Jur Christian von SydowChristian von Sydow is a partner specialising in the fields of corporate…
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